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is gearing up to go nowhere fast. >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> as we come on air this sunday meeti ievening a criticag is under way with president obama at the white house. standing in the way, republic republicaninrepublicans trying to hold the line against tax increases and democrats unhappy over changes to medicare and medicaid. hanging in the balance, an august 2nd deadline to give the government authority to borrow the money it needs to pay its bills. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house to bring us the latest. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. the president is at this moment in the cabinet room, the west wing. house and senate leaders, republican and democrat. at the top of the meeting reporters asked the president whether he needs to come to an a agreeme agreement. there's an impasse now over the next ten days in order for congress to have the time to pass a bill before the august 2nd deadline. the presid
. >> nice day to head out to the beach. >> thanks for watching nbc bay area news at 5:00. "nbc nightly news" is next. and then more local news on the bay area at 6:00. >>> why did he do it? the massacre in norway. on this day of mourning, what we're learning about the suspect. we'll talk exclusively with the man who has to defend him. >>> wedding day. a historic day in new york. hundreds of couples tie the knot, but what happens when they cross state lines? >>> the appeal. what could be the last best hope for the ung american accused of murder in italy. was key evidence flawed? >>> and, making a difference. from the barrio to center stage, giving some adorable kids a reason to dance. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the tears flowed freely in norway today as a nation is shocked and saddened by friday's bombing and shooter massacre searched for comfort on a day of mourning. the death toll stands at 93. most of them kids, teenagers, trapped on a tiny island that a gunman turned into his personal killing ground. rarely do we get into the mind of a confessed mass
dropping off. mid-70s for the warmest places. >> thank you, rob. >>> thanks for choosing nbc bay area news at 5:00. >>> remembering betty ford. the former first lady who inspired a generation with her candor and her personal struggles. >>> on the front lines. of the new secretary of defense in afghanistan with a striking new assessment of al qaeda. >>> final edition for a tabloid caught up in its own scandal. is there more to come? >>> and royal treatment. will and kate bring their charming style to the u.s. carrying on a long family tradition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. betty ford, a former dancer, stay-at-home mom of four, and wife of a michigan congressman, never could have imaged the strange circumstances that in 1974 would land her and her husband, gerald ford, into the white house, but for a role she was unprepared for, first lady of the united states, she made a lot of it and changed thousands if not millions of lives in the process. betty ford died last night in california at the age of 93. she was known for speaking her mind, even when it didn'
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we've learned more today about why the legal case against the former head of the international monetary fund, dominique strauss-kahn, may be falling apart. strauss-kahn was released from house arrest yesterday after prosecutors raised serious questions about the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a new york city hotel suite. nbc's ron allen is in lower manhattan tonight. >> reporter: good evening, kate. strauss-kahn still faces some serious charges of sexual assault, but it's almost as if his accuser is the one standing trial now in the court of public opinion, in the headlines every day, as more new negative allegations arise about her, her past and her story. many legal experts are now saying that it will be very difficult for prosecutors to convict the former imf chief of any kind of crime. no longer under house arrest, dominique strauss-kahn and his wife left the luxury townhouse where he had been confined with no word about their destination. friday after leaving court free on a promise to return and w
by a prisoner in mexico. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with a day to remember. from coast-to-coast americans celebrated a traditional independence day this year from fourth of july picnics and parades to incredible pyrotechnics displays. nbc's kurt gregory reports. >> reporter: dazzling fireworks light up the sky in the nation's capital. president obama and the first lady took time on our country's birthday to thank members of the u.s. military. >> together you are standing with all of those around the world who are reaching for the same freedoms and the same liberties that we celebrate today. >> reporter: it was a day of celebration from star-spangled parades in new hampshire to power boat racing in florida. 60,000 runners saw the dawn's early light in atlanta for a 10k race. coney island, the home of the hot dog eating contest, and in california, would you believe snow-skiing at lake tahoe on july 4th. >> snow, skis, bathing suits. >> reporter: a day of fun and a celebration of freedom from sea to shining sea. curt grego
a new passion for life. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>>. >>> good evening. on a holiday summer sunday when so many people are taking the day off, jurors in a orlando courthouse were hard at work, listening to closing arguments before deciding the fate of a young mother. if you were anywhere near a television today, you couldn't escape the wall-to-wall coverage, the live feed of casey anthony, at times stone-faced, at times, openly weeping. anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. and after more than a month of wrenching testimony, now the countdown to a verdict. nbc's kerry sanders has been covering the case from the start. he was in the courtroom today. and joins us from orlando. good evening, kerry. >> well good evening, kate, the prosecution and the defense were each given four hours to make their closing arguments. but like so many other aspects of this case, there was an unplanned moment that unfolded in front of the jury. casey anthony is a accused of the premeditated murder of her daughter, caylee. but today with the stakes at t
tradition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. betty ford, a former dancer, stay-at-home mom of four, and wife of a michigan congressman, never could have imaged the strange circumstances that in 1974 would land her and her husband, gerald ford, into the white house, but for a role she was unprepared for, first lady of the united states, she made a lot of it and changed thousands if not millions of lives in the process. betty ford died last night in california at the age of 93. she was known for speaking her mind, even when it didn't jive with her husband's political agenda, but she is best remembered for putting a public face to some awfully personal struggles and inspiring americans, particularly women, in ways no other first lady had. >>> at the ford museum in grand rapids, michigan, her childhood home, betty ford was remembered today as a beloved first lady and an outspoken and inspiring figure to millions of women. >> i liked her openness, her vulnerability, and her honesty. >> reporter: recalling her public battles with breast cancer and alcohol, former pres
meteoric rise and tragic dead at the age of 27. her meteoric rise and tragic fall. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. norway and the rest of the world woke up this morning to the stunning news that what we already knew to be a horrible tragedy in that largely peaceful country had turned far, far worse. the toll of dead from yesterday's twin attacks in and around oslo has climbed to at least 92. most of the dead, teenagers who were systematically executed in a 90-minute-long massacre at an island summer camp. the shooting attack and fatal bombing of oslo's government center are now thought to be an act of domestic terrorism. we also learned today it took police almost 40 minutes to reach the island camp as an apparent single gunman waged his withering attack. with more on the attack and the suspect now in custody, here's nbc news correspondent martin fletcher from oslo. >> reporter: norway is in mourning today, trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting, as norway's prime minister said a paradise island that turned into hell. de
to dance. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the tears flowed freely in norway today as a nation shock and saddened by friday's bombing and shooter massacre searched for comfort on a day of mourning. the death toll stands at 93. most of them kids, teenagers, trapped on a tiny island that a gunman turned into his personal killing ground. rarely do we get into the mind of a confessed mass killer so soon after such a horror. tonight, however the man who police say admits to the attacks is talking. but, sadly, his words may only add further trauma to a hurting nation. nbc's martin fletcher has new details froms a low tonig s osl. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. chilling, racist picture of a confessed killer is emerging from his own writings. he wanted to bring about a revolution that would end a centuries old muslim nation of europe. united in grief. norway's prime minister called friday's bomb and shooting attacks a national tragedy. in oslo, 17th cent
a report from nbc's adrian mong who rolled the rails from beijing. >> reporter: it's smoother, sleeker, greener than a jet plane. the harmony express, clocking 187 miles an hour, connecting the chinese capital of beijing to shanghai in just under five hours. the beijing shanghai link is 824 miles long, that's about the distance between new york and atlanta. if you took amtrak, that would take you 18 hours. china spent $34 billion to build this rail link in just over three years, nearly a year ahead of schedule. how did they do it? >> it's a one party regime, so there's no political opposition, there's no rule of law, there's no transparency, so there aren't as many environmental hearings and things like that. and then they have got the money. >> reporter: they also had a little help. our technology is imported from france and germany, said this engineer, but we developed our own train. with that technology, china already has 12 high-speed railings under construction, hoping to build 10,000 miles of high-paid rail by 2020. but critics say it's costing the government too much to build an
weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebekah brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. just hours from now, this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a that building behind me, the parliament, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threateni
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. tod
for a great name. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good evening from capitol hill in washington. tonight, where this fight over the looming financial crisis goes on on two fronts, here in these corridors and across the country, on the internet, on the airwaves, while elected lawmakers, it should be said, engage in some high risk behavior. tonight here they're still talking and they're counting votes and they're deciding what this fix should look like. we're here and we have been here all day, we should tell you, because we have been allowed behind the scenes. nbc news is taking on something that has never been allowed here before. we have filled the hill with cameras and journalists all day long today for an hour long special this coming sunday evening, showing a day in the life of this place. and while it was long scheduled, it just happened to arrive, we just happened to be here to record this epic battle, which, of course, is still going on tonight. we have been walking these corridors all day. and tonight we can show you some of what t
. and the food was spectacular. thanks for joining nbc bay area news at 5:00. "nbc nightly news" is next. >>> danger zone. much of the country in the grip of record breaking heat and in some places, the driest conditions in more than a century. >>> scandal sheet. yet more apologies from rupert murdoch, and new revelations about the evidence and scotland yard. >>> carmageddon, day one. they predicted catastrophe, so how's it going? >>> and what a kick. the remarkable american women just one game away from taking the remarkable american women just one game away from taking it all in the world cup. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight, a good chunk of the country is feeling hot under the collar as an intense and what forecasters say will be a prolonged heat wave starts to take a dangerous hold across the middle of the country. by tomorrow at this time, temperatures will soar into the triple digits as far as north at minnesota. and no, this is not par for the cou course in july. this month, we have seen more than 900 temperatures meet or exceed all time rec
-flying crash. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. well, yesterday they were the story. testifying in a dramatic hearing about phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning is going to be english prime minister david cameron. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son in front of members of parliament, apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this continues to be the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions and their families. >> reporter: from the beginning james took the lead. >> i think my son can perhaps answer that in more detail. >> i think that's a question, again, for james. >> jumping in to help his 80-year-old father when he stumbled to find the answers. it was rupert murdoch's wife who stepped in at the mo
this sunday night. i'm kate snow reporting from new york. for lester holt and all of us here at nbc news, thanks for watching. have a great fourth of july. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm garvin thomas. we begin with developing news out of south san francisco. firefighters are mopping up after a car lot fire about a mile north of sfo. we're told the three-alarm fire in an overflow hertz rental car lot is out, but as many as 40 cars are either damaged or destroyed. the fire chief at the scene says winds had made it difficult to fight the fire which spread quickly because of dry grasses under many of the cars. it is not yet clear how the fire started, but there is a clue. >> at this point, we're guessing that it was fireworks, just from what people in the area have said that they heard and saw people in that area using fireworks. but we haven't confirmed it it at this point. it's under investigation. >> reporter: people inside a nearby motel 6 we$6 were evacua because of the smoke. they're being allowed back inside now. no one was hurt in the fire. if the f
ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dueling over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner escalated the battle over the debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: we're now one week away from this possible default deadline and it looks like the white house and congress are no closer to a deal today. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. it's a dangerous game that we've never played before and we can't afford to play it now. >> reporter: president obama is taking his behind-closed-doors fight public to pressure republicans into. >> the president wanted a blank check six months ago and he wants a blank check today. this is just not going to happen. >> reporter: boehner, who insists i gave it my all before negotiations broke down, argues the crisis isn't in congress, it's in the oval office. president obama ref
. for the immediate future the sweltering so-called heat dome isn't going anywhere. nbc's chris clacum reports. >> reporter: excessive heat warnings now extend east to new york where there's concern the heat wave could become more dangerous. >> my aunt is 92 years old, and she had a little bit of a heart problem, and her air conditioner broke yesterday, so she needs one no matter what the cost, no matter what. >> reporter: air conditioners and cooling centers are at a premium everywhere with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees and higher. in ohio, triple digit heat is suspected in the death of a man in a house near columbus where the air conditioning wasn't working. that was one of some two dozen deaths blamed on a heat mass that creeped slowly across the country and at last count set 221 new record high temperatures. in washington, the vacation crowd is getting a lesson in why it's not just the heat, but the humidity. >> humid, hot, muggy, nasty. >> just like soup. yeah. >> reporter: in nearby virginia, civil war buffs reenacting a battle of 150 years ago insist on boiling in authentic
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now on a monday night in july, a lot of americans have had it with what they see and hear coming out of washington. talks that start up and break off, insults and threats and slights between the two sides, the two parties, politics, posturing over real progress and compromise. listen to what americans across this country are saying today about their leaders in washington. >> it is embarrassing. if we hold ourselves out as a premiere country in the entire world, we can't even manage a budget, which every responsible family does and here our national government looks like curley, mo and larry or the marx brothers. >> now is the time where people have to check their egos at the door, as people say, and come together regardless of what party they're from because it's got to get done. >> frustration and embarrassment as an american that we have to -- that, you know, the whole world is seeing us unable to work out an issue. >> they really can't come to something and, you know, for the good of the people, not for the good of th
to see all these things chris brown, friday, july 15th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> oh, my goodness. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. we've got to go right to what's happening outside our side you. a crowd of an estimated 12,000 people at least have gathered. and al roker is smack in the middle of it. >> actually, ann, we've got up over on top of it, the new york city police department for the first time in my memory for our concert series has closed off 48th street from vehicular traffic and they closed off 49th street, our biggest concert crowd ever. 12,000 people. you can see there the intersection of rockefeller center and 49th street is now closed off. it is completely filled with people. folks have been camping out for this concert since wednesday. overnight, the line stretched on 5th avenue all of the way to 51st street for chris brown. people have been waiting for this concert to see this young man who is on the top of the charts and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you
in north america. could you just watch them all day long? they are adorable. >>> "nbc nightly news" is next. >>> the showdown. possible signs of progress on capitol hill tonight just days before the government runs out of money to pay all its bills as frustration builds at home c: and abroad. >>> crash landing. a jetliner skids off a runway in rough weather then breaks in two. tonight the remarkable outcome. >>> the evidenceeing questioned now in the case of the american college student convicted of killing her roommate in italy. will amanda knox go free? >>> and another royal wedding. this time it's prince william's cousin zara in a private ceremony but joined by many of her famous relatives.cc1: captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. president obama has stepped back into the fray over raising the nation's borrowing limit after the senate and house rejected each other's legislation. at this point we're a little over 72 hours away from the point the nation will be unable to pay all of its bills and risk default. and against that looming deadline the president today
the earth says we're making a big mistake. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's deadly serious because it has to do with the latest ways terrorists are figuring out to bring down an aircraft. we talk a lot about airline security, what gets through, what doesn't. and this scenario, a warning by the feds, may be the nightmare scenario. explosives inside a passenger, surgically placed within the body of a living human being who is willing to give their life to the cause. it's a grisly business, but just the threat of it could change air travel. we want to begin tonight with our justice correspondent, pete williams, at national airport in d.c. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, officials stress tonight there's no indication of any plot under way to actually do this, but they say al qaeda operatives have talked about trying to find doctors to help them do it, and the u.s. is taking that talk seriously. it's renewed interest in an idea for evading
now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while it's sometimes hard to remember what flying was like without the bins and the ziplock bags and the shoe and laptop removal and the occasional shouted cry of "bag check," the tsa has been around now for almost a decade, there are 51,000 of them all wearing those blue shirts, working all flights, all shifts and their job is to keep the skies safe. 2 million people a day get screened at u.s. airports, 700 separate checkpoints at airports across the country. and while the tsa is used to complaining by now, this was complaint day in washington. the agency took the heat for everything we have seen here, the aggressive patdowns of kids and the elderly, the big bureaucracy they have become, and questions about imagination and common sense and how safe we really are given their $8 billion budget. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: with its tactics already making it one of the most ridiculed government agencies, members of congress today interrupted and taunted a top tsa administrato
get tossed into the frigid waters in california. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a stunning verdict. after just 11 hours of deliberations, a florida jury found casey anthony not guilty in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. an unexpected decision that left casual and close followers of the case in shock. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in orlando for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. casey anthony was only convicted on four misdemeanor counts of making false statements to police. she'll be sentenced on those tomorrow, but with time served could be a free woman after what is being called most controversial verdict since o.j. simpson. >> as to the charge of first degree murder, verdict as to count one, we, the jury, find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: casey anthony sobbed after hearing the verdict. not guilty on the three most serious charges related to her 2-year-old daughter caylee's d
drives through a convenience storefront in colorado. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with vote failure. house speaker john boehner has been dealt a major blow from his own party with the clock ticking on the looming default of the nation. yesterday boehner was unable to coral enough support to bring his debt ceiling bill to a vote. tracie potts has the latest details from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: at this hour, amara, good morning. the americans are nervous. the white house is concerned. lawmakers here on capitol hill frustrated. some of them furious at the tea party. one lawmaker called it pretty scary. >> what's going on in the house is crazy. is a disgrace. it is an outrage. >> the republicans are holding hostage the credit of the united states of america. >> do you have the votes? >> reporter: he didn't. it may come up again today, but speaker john boehner had to postpone a vote on his $1 trillion deficit plan because he
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello. a very good morning to you. welcome to all of you including those of you in the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> casey anthony will learn her fate in a florida courtroom this morning when she's sentenced for lying to investigators. the only charges she was found guilty of in the murder trial of her daughter caylee. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in orlando for us this morning. cristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. yeah, casey anthony could be waking up in jail for the last time this morning. huge crowds expected out here at the courthouse today as the judge will decide how much longer she should stay behind bars. each of the four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators carries the potential one-year sentence, but almost three years after casey anthony was first arrested judge perry could sentence her to time already served, a far cry from the death penalty anthony could have faced if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. and far from what many who watched the case thought
shuttle era. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hlo and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a summer scorcher. dangerously high levels of heat and humidity have a large portion of the country in a choke hold this morning as the mercury hits record highs in the northeast and heat advisories remain in effect for several states. residents are wondering when the brutal heat will pass. nbc's jay gray has more. >> reporter: the blazing summer sun is delivering heat -- >> it's super hot. >> reporter: -- and havoc across a huge cross-section of the country right now. the national weather service has issued a heat advisory in at least 23 states, with an excessive heat warning across parts of ten states in the south and midwest. >> this is some oppressive and dangerous heat. >> reporter: dangerous and deadly. a 51-year-old illinois man suffered a fatal heatstroke. investigators say his air conditioner was broken. hundreds lined up in oklahoma city looking for help with their electric bills a
matters into his own hands. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with boiling over. from the midwest to the east coast folks have fans and air conditioners cranked on high and in triple digit temperatures. for the immediate future the sweltering so-called heat dome isn't going anywhere. nbc's chris clacum reports. >> reporter: excessive heat warnings now extend east of new york where there's concern the heat wave could become more dangerous. >> my aunt is 92 years old, and she had a little bit of a heart problem, and her air conditioner broke yesterday, so she needs one no matter what the cost, no matter what. >> reporter: air conditioners and cooling centers are at a premium everywhere with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees and higher. in ohio triple digit heat is suspected in the death of a man in a house near columbus where the air conditioning wasn't working. that was one of some two dozen deaths blamed on a heat mass that creeped slowly across the country and at last count set 221 new record high tempe
of the many comments". we have a series of reports. we begin with nbc's luke russert on capitol hill to tell us where things go from here. >> reporter: good evening, lester. in a special weekend session both the house and senate made clear what plans they would not support to extend the nation's credit limit. as it stands, leaders are still try this. ing to find a compromise to avert default. the house and senate continue trading shots at as the clock ticks down to a possible default. >> it is long past time for the senate to pass something. their negligence threatens the fiscal health of this nation. >> what will they vote for? >> reporter: the republican-controlled house voted to reject a senate debt extension plan even before its version was offered. last night senate democrats voted down a plan from house speaker john boehner saying an addition of a balanced budget amendment to win over house conservatives went too far. >> tonight a bipartisan majority in the senate rejected boehner's short term plan. >> reporter: as members went to strategy sessions, leaders came forward in duelling new
>>> and that's all for now. i'm ann curry. and for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "early today," damage assessment. exxon mobil faces the heat over a messy spill in the yellowstone river. >>> decision time. jurors in the murder trial of casey anthony prepare to decide the fate of the florida mother accused of killing her child. >>> and happy fourth. the skies light up across the country as americans mark the skies light up across the country as americans mark independence day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a foul fourth. this morning while most of the nation prepares to celebrate independence days, teams of federal and state workers in montana are fanning out along the yellowstone river. they're gauging the damage caused by you aruptured exxon mobil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude into the famous waterway. the environmental protection agency estimates only a small fraction of the spilled oil which it sported downstream 40 mil
for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with deficit dirty work. another day of high level debt talks at the white house yesterday and congressional leaders seem no close doer a compromise deal. however, president obama did add clarity to the seemingly stall ruling out a stop gap plan. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: this will be the third meeting in as many days. just three weeks to go and the two sides still far air part. especially on issues like spending cuts and the biggest stumbling block remains taxes. in a news conference yesterday, the president said he will take the heat for putting the democratic sacred cows of social security and medicare on the table, in exchange for republicans bending on closing tax loopholes. republicans continue to insist on any tax increases would damage job creation. they say those remain off the table for them. they're continuing to look for smaller $2 trillion, to $2.5 trillion reduction defici
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm kate snow in for brian. it was a stunning turn in a case involving one of the world's most powerful men. today the former head of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest after prosecutors said the woman who had accused him of sexual assault in a new york hotel room may have serious credibility problems. strauss-kahn still faces charges, but today's move could be the beginning of the end of a case that seized attention from new york to paris. ron allen is at the courthouse in lower manhattan where it all unfolded today. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, kate. yes, it was an amazing day down here. especially booze prosecutors seem so confident in their case against strauss-kahn and they never expressed any doubts publicly about the alleged victim's story. today they reveal she's been giving conflicting accounts about what happened that night and conflicting accounts of other aspects of her life. some of it very unflattering. now it seems this case may be falling apart. with his wife by his s
're live in milpitas, george kit yawn ma, nbc bay area news. >>> a 27-year-old woman was struck and killed by an amtrak train in richmond today. the train was medical from straemt to san jose. emergency work hes responded at the train tracks near carlson and cutting boulevards at about 7:15 a.m. but the woman was already dead. no one on the train was injured. the incident caused delays to as many as eight trains traveling through richmond today. >>> in san jose, one person is in the hospital tonight recovering from gunshot wounds after a shooting last night. the shooting happened on the 3200 block of loma verde drive. the victim was shot several times and rushedth to e hospital in critical condition, say the police. they're investigating to see whether the shooting was gang related. >>> a 50-year-old pilot is alive after his crop dusting helicopter crashed into a field of corn in the east bay this morning. the helicopter was flying just 20 to 30 feet above the ground when it went down near highway 4 on the outskirts of brentwood. the pilot was taken to the medical center as a precaution ch
, nbc news, london. >> in washington now, lawmakers appear to be making some bipartisan progress in the ongoing divide over what to do about the nation's debt libt. for the latest on that we go to nbc's tracie potts. she's in washington d.c. for us. >> reporter: just a glimmer of so-called gang of six, three democrats and republicans who have been working together on a compromise. they have come up with democrats and republicans suggesting $4 trillion in cuts, lower taxes and $1 trillion in revenue. what does the public think? a new nbc poll finds 58% favor the president's approach of spending cuts and more taxes. lynn? >> thank you. now for a look at other stories making news early today in america. a car jacking led to an explosion of water in one los angeles neighborhood. the stolen car barreled over a fire hydrant creating a massive geyser that showered nearby homes. it took firefighters over an hour to shut the hydrant off. the alleged car jacker was hospitalized and arrested. >>> in minneapolis, a section of interstate 94 surrendered to soaring temperatures. the pavement on
. that went by too quickly this past week. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, the scandal in the rupert murdock media family is metastasizing tonight, from england to america with two big resignations and an apology from murdock himself and it's far from over. this scandal started with newspaper reporters hacking into voicemails of government officials and ordinary citizens. we don't yet know how many people are who they all are, but it's already cost murdock dearly. his empire is taking a hit. today the woman who ran his uk newspaper business quit and the man who ran "the wall street journal" for murdock quit after 57 years with him. we'll talk business impact tonight with david faber of cnbc in just a moment. the breaking news out of london tonight, nbc's stephanie gosk starts us off tonight. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening brian. well, les henson was the head of news international in the uk from 1995 through 2007. the current head of news international also resigned today, rebecca brooks. she worked u
for over a century. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. >> today we begin with hard bargaining. that's what president obama has in mind for congressional leaders. while the president called yesterday's bubbling talks at the white house constructive, it appears there is still a lot of hard work ahead before any deal gets done. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: raising the stakes, but still no deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling following president obama's meeting with house and senate leaders. the president said republicans and democrats will work through the weekend. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides, but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people. >> reporter: lawmakers have until august 2nd to keep the government from defaulting on loans. before the meeting house speaker john boehner once again said raising taxes is not an option, but for the first time he opened the door to roll-back on
in canada. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a historic homecoming. the teledecade-old space shuttle program has come to a close with the landing of the shuttle "atlantised." earlier atlantis touched down at the kennedy space center 42 years and a day after astronaut neil armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon before four americans onboard guided "atlantis" to a safe and final landing. a landing that may also end an era of u.s. dominance in human space exploration. that's because as the shuttle program retires a second great space race begins. "atlantis's" astronauts left a flag on the international space station that flew on the first space shuttle launch in 1981. a private american company says it plans to retrieve that flag in just three years. >>> well, across the nation over 100 million people are under a heat alert due to what's called a heat dome, which has brought triple-digit temperatures to many parts of the country.
'll see only on nbc bay area news. the church ban has been muted. a san jose church is forced to celebrate the holiday weekend quietly. someone stole their instrument. the church on montgomery street -- if you've been to the pavillion you might have walked by it. there's the map. marianne favro joins us live. this is not good karma for this thief. >> reporter: absolutely not, raj. church service begins here at 7:30 tonight. and members tell me even though they now have no guitars and no keyboard, they still have their voices, and they plan to sing. they call it temble la hermosa, the beautiful church. inside something ugly happened -- >> why us? why they want to do it? >> reporter: what someone did was steal all the instruments from the altar. two electric guitars, a keyboard and drum set. church drummer america saldana is devastated. she's wondering what she'll do when members arrive for services. >> maybe cry. because we don't have nothing. no microphones, no guitars, nothing. >> reporter: someone broke this window inside the church, crawled in, and hauled out the instruments, mics and s
on capitol hill. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. it sure looked for a while earlier today like congress was going to do something. hammer out a solution that avoided walking right up to the brink of tuesday's deadline when the nation is due to default on its financial obligations. but as this day wore on, congress started looking a lot more like the congress we have watched every day this past week. tonight, there are hints and whispers and indications, so far nothing more, that something of some sort is coming, something close to an agreement. let's start off with the very latest beginning with nbc's kelly o'donnell who's been camped out on the hill again today. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the really promising part of this day has been who's talking to whom? the president and republicans have been in the same conversation. then you've got the top four leaders in congress who've been piecing together what's sort
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt, in tonight for brian. in president obama's words, we are almost out of time, and as he made another appeal for compromise on a bill to raise the nation's borrowing limit, the house and senate were barreling down parallel tracks today, with the end of the line tuesday, the day after the u.s. could be unable to pay all its bills and risk an unprecedented default. after fits and starts, the republican-led house tonight passed its own revised plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. >> ayes are 218. the nays are 210. the bill is passed. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. >> but that plan doesn't cut the mustard in the senate, which has its own bill. tonight, it seems almost certain that any compromise deal will be right up against the deadline. in other words, there is no more margin left. nbc's kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill to tell us more now. kelly? >> reporter: well, lester, the drama has been down to the wire, the political kind with all t
of loss for two families who might never have met. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. i'm kate snow in for brian williams tonight. on this independence day, there's a huge cleanup under way not far from yellowstone national park. landowners along the yellowstone river in montana about 140 miles downstream from the park are furious after a pipeline that runs under the river burst on friday. oil coats the riverbanks around the city of billings and the town of laurel, and that's where we find george lewis tonight. good evening, george. >> reporter: good evening, kate. behind me you see some of the workers involved in the cleanup. montanans love their great outdoors and they're not too happy tonight that part of it is fouled with oil. exxon says it has more than 200 people working on cleaning up the oil spill, but about 1,000 barrels of crude, 42,000 gallons worth, were released into the yellowstone river. enough oil to fill five tanker t
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